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Slow Cooker – Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

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Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

A slow cooker recipe with great flavor and stew consistency. Some prep time involved, but worth the effort for the tasty results for this slow cooker, old-fashioned chicken and dumplings.

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Cajun Stew with Shrimp and Kielbasa

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Cajun Stew with Shrimp and Kielbasa

Slow cooking the vegetables and spices with the kielbasa made the soup come together in a rich flavored broth. There are so many goodies in this stew that every spoonful is a palate delight.

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Hearty and Comforting Beef Stew

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Hearty and Comforting Beef Stew

The meaty juices and low, slow cooking make the most incredible thick, flavorful broth. Make sure to have some type of bread or cornbread to sop up the juicy deliciousness!

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Heart Healthy: Split-Pea Soup

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Heart Healthy: Split-Pea Soup

There’s no substitute for the fantastic flavor that a ham hock adds to a soup. That said, if you’re looking for a split-pea soup version with less sodium but with split-pea and veggie goodness – this is a good alternative that you can work with and further customize to your culinary and palate preferences.

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Vegetarian Tomato & Smoky Paprika Soup

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Vegetarian Smoky Tomato Soup - encore

Smoked paprika adds a different dimension and complexity to the flavors and synergy of the ingredients in this vegetarian tomato and smoky paprika soup.

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Smoky Roasted Potato and Red Bell Pepper Soup

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Smoky Roasted Potato and Red Bell Pepper Soup

The secret to the deeper complex flavors is roasting the ingredients. Good texture and flavorful due to the roasting of the garlic, peppers and potatoes – but also because of the bacon drippings used in the broth.

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Pasta Soup (Sopa) with Chicken and Vegetables

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Pasta Soup (Sopa) with Chicken and Vegetables

This is my rendition of a childhood favorite soup (sopa) that my Mom used to make with fideo, estrella (stars) or alphabeta pasta. My changes over the years has been the seasonings and addition of vegetables, serving it with small cubes of Cotija cheese and garnishing the top with crumbled Cotija, as well.

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